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Ev's Neapolitan Camper
« on: November 04, 2012, 01:29:55 AM »
I had some dough left over from an outing yesterday, so I needed to use it up. With the help of a neighbor, limited toppings, alcohol and Tom-foolery, a good time was had by all! :-D
 This was originally a 24hr idy room temp ferment, but 24 hrs later with some fridge time in between.
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 01:31:52 AM »
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 01:33:46 AM »
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 01:43:13 AM »
Great pizza, friends, alcohol, Tom-foolery, and the coolest Airstream on the planet...How could it not be a great time?  :chef: :pizza:
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 01:54:20 AM »
Is that not the coolest thing.....huh?  ;D
Keep up the great thing you are doing Steve...much fun seeing all that you do, just perfect man!  :chef:
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 07:24:00 AM »
Steve,

Very cool!  8) The pies look delicous.  ;D  Did Sally and Stanley get any bones?

Guess my invite got lost in the mail.   :-D

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 08:36:06 AM »
Looks great.  I wanted to visit you on Friday, but I could not resist my own oven. 

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 09:42:14 AM »
Steve,

You guys have done a terrific job retrofitting the Airstream. Do you have a cot that you can squeeze in there somewhere :-D? That way you can go directly from eating and drinking to bed. No designated driver needed.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 09:43:56 AM »
Don't be sorry. I'm honored to be associated with such an incredible creation if even in the most tangential way!  ;D
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 10:04:44 AM »
Just curious Steve, what is the tongue weight of the Airstream with the oven being up front like that?
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 10:15:09 AM »
There simply are no words to decribe how cool it is.
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2012, 10:32:37 AM »
Can't wait to see pics of your first event!  It's going to blow people's minds!

I'm wondering what this is... I blew up the pic.
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2012, 10:54:08 AM »
Also (sorry to double-post), I was thinking that if you are really ready to get this off to a running start, you could do a lot worse than garner some free publicity by driving into NJ and setting up shop near a shelter. 
   Don't sell the pies, just ask for donations, then give 1/2 the received donations to the disaster relief effort.  You will make a lot more than your costs, no worries. 
   Make sure some media (TV station, radio station, etc) knows about it before it happens.  I am 100% sure they will be all over it as a "feel-good" story.

Plus, your Xtreme Airstream deserves mega-fame!

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2012, 11:09:56 AM »
The Airstream and pies all look great, Steve. I love the expectant look on the faces of your customers ;D. I was wondering about the psychedelic (or is it disco) light thing-ey too.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2012, 11:39:58 AM »
Steve, I am officially SOOO jealous of your whole gig there. The pies are awesome looking and, well, I have a big crush on your Airstream set-up. Simply.....off...the....hook.....!!!!

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 11:47:33 AM »
It's absolutely ridiculous in the best way Steve.  Nobody is gonna possibly miss that things, and I highly doubt they will ever forget it.
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 12:01:22 PM »
Yep, that is a whole little world of cool right there. 

(That blow up looks like a color wheel to put in front of a projector)


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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2012, 12:49:32 PM »
Steve,

Do you have a cot that you can squeeze in there somewhere :-D? That way you can go directly from eating and drinking to bed.

Peter

Peter,

Steve told me the last time I was at his home for the brew makers picnic that if I drank too much he would put a cot in his Airstream so I wouldn't have to drive home.  I would have liked to take Steve up on that offer, but I had dogs to let out.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2012, 01:03:54 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for all the kind words! ;D
 It's been a lot of work but a lot of fun building the trailer. We lifted the body off the frame in order to beef up the frame to handle the extra weight, and also installed a new heavy duty torsion axle and a new floor. The oven is a Forno Bravo casa 90, 36" floor.
 Back in the 60s, shiny aluminum Christmas trees were popular. The color wheel has a built-in spotlight that would project colored light onto the tree. It works well against the white walls in the trailer. Kind of psychedelic looking.
 We've had the trailer out a few times so far with fairly positive response. I honestly don't know if this will ever be anything more than a hobby business. We plan to spend the winter planning for next year and possibly expanding our menu beyond just pizza a little bit. We're fairly space limited, so we can't get too carried away.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2012, 01:08:31 PM »
Norma, I'm sorry you were not invited last night. I was only going to make a couple pies for my family but then Sue invited the neighbors down and Lauren showed up with her boyfriend and I ended up making eleven pizzas. If I knew it was going to be a party I'd have invited you for sure. :angel:

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2012, 01:14:05 PM »
Norma, I'm sorry you were not invited last night. I was only going to make a couple pies for my family but then Sue invited the neighbors down and Lauren showed up with her boyfriend and I ended up making eleven pizzas. If I knew it was going to be a party I'd have invited you for sure. :angel:

Steve,

You know I was only kidding you.  >:D You have invited me to your home many times and I am forever grateful.  You should start a new thread with your whole build.  I think the whole build is very fascinating.  ;D  I have lots of pictures I could add too.

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« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 01:14:17 PM »
Thanks, everyone, for all the kind words! ;D
 It's been a lot of work but a lot of fun building the trailer. We lifted the body off the frame in order to beef up the frame to handle the extra weight, and also installed a new heavy duty torsion axle and a new floor. The oven is a Forno Bravo casa 90, 36" floor.
 Back in the 60s, shiny aluminum Christmas trees were popular. The color wheel has a built-in spotlight that would project colored light onto the tree. It works well against the white walls in the trailer. Kind of psychedelic looking.
 We've had the trailer out a few times so far with fairly positive response. I honestly don't know if this will ever be anything more than a hobby business. We plan to spend the winter planning for next year and possibly expanding our menu beyond just pizza a little bit. We're fairly space limited, so we can't get too carried away.


I'd be happy to have that on blocks in my back yard just to cook crap for myself. it IS a hot babe you got there. You'll have to give her a name!!  :-D
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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2012, 01:15:38 PM »
Just curious Steve, what is the tongue weight of the Airstream with the oven being up front like that?

I don't really know, Don. I intend to do the whole scale set-up thing one of these days for safety's sake. The oven alone weighs about 800 lbs. I put a class 5 receiver on my truck along with a weight distribution hitch rated for a tongue weight of 1200 lbs. I'm likely pretty close to that.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2012, 01:39:49 PM »
I would have liked to take Steve up on that offer, but I had dogs to let out.

Norma,

At least you remembered that you had dogs :-D.

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Re: Ev's Neapolitan Camper (sorry Craig)
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
Norma,

At least you remembered that you had dogs :-D.

Peter

Peter,

I never would drink that much when I was away from home that I wouldn't remember I had dogs.   :-D  Now if I were staying at a motel, or at someones home that might be different.   >:D

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